(January 1942)

Archie, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
M. L. J. Magazines, Inc.
Editing
Harry Shorten
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Captain Flag / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag; Corporal Collins
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed in lower left corner, but half the signature is below the cover.

[Rescue on Devil's Island] (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Flag / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Inks
Lin Streeter [as Lin] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Flag [Tom Townsend]: Jeffrey Flynn; Captain Von Schrag (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Captain Flag & his pet eagle Tang head for Devil's Island to rescue a young newspaperman he had encouraged to go there to dig up a story on the Nazis responsible for torturing people there.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich (September 1, 2007).

[The Sinister Senator Snazzle] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rang-A-Tang / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Ed Smalle
Inks
Ed Smalle
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
V: Sen. Snazzle, Bundists (I for all); I: Mrs. Snazzle, J. J. Smith (both D)

[Department Store Death] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fox / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
V: John Grant, a window dresser (I for both); I: Nibbs (D)

[Courier Mission To Russia] (Table of Contents: 4)

Corporal Collins / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Shorten
Pencils
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
GS: Sgt. Boyle, Capt. Twerp; V: The Nazis; I: Gen. Psvov

Indexer Notes

continued from PEP COMICS #22

[The Cannibals' Dinner Dance] (Table of Contents: 5)

Ty-Gor / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
GS: Junior DeSnook, Capt. Plug Nickel; V: The cannibal tribe

Indexer Notes

last appearance

[The Future Bubble] (Table of Contents: 6)

Tales From the Witch's Cauldron / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
J. S. Phillips (signed)
Inks
J. S. Phillips (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
I: The Witch; I: John and Mary (both D)

[Attack On Gibraltar] (Table of Contents: 7)

Loop Logan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
V: The Nazis

Indexer Notes

last appearance
Originally credited to Frank Volp, but not him. It is the same unknown artist that made some Fran Frazer and Zambini stories. Notice very narrow and pointed ears.

[The Coming of the Gargoyle] (Table of Contents: 8)

Mr. Justice / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Blair
Pencils
Sam Cooper [as Cooper] (signed)
Inks
Sam Cooper [as Cooper] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Justice; The Gargoyle (villain, introduction, death); Dr. Kuntz (villain, introduction, death)
Synopsis
A group of German archaeologists enter a cave looking for artifacts, and discover a hideous gargoyle, who springs to life when it comes into contact with the blood with one of them. The gargoyle then becomes that madman's servant, killing and maiming...until Mr. Justice comes along.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Synopsis added by Craig Delich (September 1, 2007).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Captain Flag
  2. 1. [Rescue on Devil's Island]
    Captain Flag
  3. 2. [The Sinister Senator Snazzle]
    Rang-A-Tang
  4. 3. [Department Store Death]
    Fox
  5. 4. [Courier Mission To Russia]
    Corporal Collins
  6. 5. [The Cannibals' Dinner Dance]
    Ty-Gor
  7. 6. [The Future Bubble]
    Tales From the Witch's Cauldron
  8. 7. [Attack On Gibraltar]
    Loop Logan
  9. 8. [The Coming of the Gargoyle]
    Mr. Justice
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  • Mike Nielsen
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